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1988–89 New York Knicks season

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The 1988–89 New York Knicks season was the 43rd season for the team in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[3] During the offseason, the Knicks acquired Charles Oakley from the Chicago Bulls.[4] In the regular season, the Knicks had a 52–30 record and won the Atlantic Division for the first time since 1970–71. New York swept the Philadelphia 76ers in the opening round of the playoffs to advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, where the team lost to the Bulls in six games.[3][5]Mark Jackson and Patrick Ewing were selected to play in the 1989 NBA All-Star Game.[6]

Season of National Basketball Association team the New York Knicks
1988–89 New York Knicks season
Division champions
Head coach Rick Pitino
General manager Al Bianchi
Owners Gulf+Western
Arena Madison Square Garden
Results
Record 5230 (.634)
Place Division: 1st (Atlantic)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Semifinals
(Lost to Bulls 2–4)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Local media
Television WWOR-TV
MSG Network
(Marv Albert, John Andariese)[1]
Radio WFAN
(Jim Karvellas, Ernie Grunfeld)[2]
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Following the season, second-year head coach Rick Pitino left the team to coach at the University of Kentucky.[7]

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Main article: 1988 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 19 Rod Strickland PG  United States DePaul
2 37 Greg Butler C  United States Stanford
3 69 Phil Stinnie F  United States Virginia Commonwealth

New York Knicks roster

Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 54 Butler, Greg 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1966–03–11 Stanford
C 33 Ewing, Patrick 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1962–08–05 Georgetown
PF 44 Green, Sidney 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1961–01–04 UNLV
PG 13 Jackson, Mark 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1965–04–01 St. John’s
SG 8 Myers, Pete 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1963–09–15 Arkansas
SF 4 Newman, Johnny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1963–11–28 Richmond
PF 34 Oakley, Charles 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1963–12–18 Virginia Union
PG 11 Strickland, Rod 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1966–07–11 DePaul
SG 6 Tucker, Trent 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1959–12–20 Minnesota
PF 55 Vandeweghe, Kiki 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1958–08–01 UCLA
SF 7 Walker, Kenny 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1964–08–18 Kentucky
C 45 Wilkins, Eddie Lee 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1962–05–07 Gardner–Webb
SG 21 Wilkins, Gerald 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1963–09–11 Tennessee-Chattanooga
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured

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